The Russian political strategist Stanislav Belkovsky made a statement pertaining Belarus on Ukraine 24 channel during a live event. Belkovsky highlighted the fact that Putin does not like the current president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko has been disloyal and previously has been playing multiple sides for personal gain.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin made a series of statements last week. One of the statements is pertaining the public administration reforms. The proposed constitutional amendments that were passed in the summer of 2020 included the public sector reform.
This weekend Russian Ministry of the Foreign Affairs announced the new sanctions against 25 British nationals. The 25 individuals will also be banned from travel to Russia. According to the Russian Foreign Ministry “the UK was guided by far-fetched and absurd pretexts when imposing sanctions against the Russians.”
Germany and Russia recorded the highest daily numbers of positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic i.e 23,648 and 24,318, respectively. Germany recorded 1,039 more infections than last Thursday, and 106 above the record of daily infections registered a week ago, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).
Russia has recently faced challenges pertaining to efficiency mechanisms which are unavailable on the regional level. The scenario is related to countering the Coronavirus pandemic. The second wave of COVID-19, of which a number of regions have frankly failed.
Sources from Moscow have revealed that Vladimir Putin is a sick man, and that he is considering resignation. The Kremlin has, however, dismissed the report in a quick rejoinder, calling it nonsense. The news began circulating in the early hours of Friday to the effect that the Russian president is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease.
The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, asked about the possible acquisition of the Minsk oil field on the territory of Russia, the press service of the Belarusian leader reported. It was about starting negotiations on the supply of hydrocarbons (oil and gas) to Belarus next year.
The escalation of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict happened in September and continues today. The President of Turkey, Recep Erdogan is supporting Azerbaijan. The conflict is pertaining the Nagorno Karabakh region. Azerbaijan believes the territories should be returned to them.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he personally intervened and okayed the evacuation of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny to Germany to be treated, following pleas from his wife after he was allegedly poisoned. Putin spoke via video conference at a discussion forum in Moscow.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia does not rule out the possibility of delays in OPEC+ production plans. This latest sign indicates that OPEC may limit crude oil production for a longer period of time as the epidemic once again affects demand.
Russia and the President, Vladimir Putin, have been on the forefront of the Western news. A large amount of the attention on Russia stems from the Alexei Navalny poisoning in August. However, it has not been conclusive who is behind the poisoning. While the West glorifies Navalny as an opposition martyr, he is far from such.
Erdogan made a statement that he does not recognize the Crimea as part of Russia. The Kremlin representative said that the Union of Russia and Turkey is impossible after Erdogan’s words about Crimea. “Erdogan has his own agenda. We can’t even talk about any ‘Union’,” Pushkov said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted a draft law on the State Council to the State Duma. The document sets out the status, structure, and powers of the state Council. The changes are in line with the amendments to the Russian Constitution proposed by President Putin.
A member of the initiative group of Viktor Babariko, businessman Yuri Voskresensky and Director of PandaDoc Dmitry Rabtsevich had a meeting with Lukashenko. Thereafter, they were released from the jail. The announcement came via Belarus 1 TV Channel. Belarus 1 is a state-owned television channel in Belarus.
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) made an announcement Tuesday to the effect that it had discovered Novichok-like substances thanks to tests it had conducted on Russian opposition politician, Alexei Navalny. He was hospitalized in Berlin after he was allegedly poisoned.
German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung published information that German law enforcement agencies can not open a criminal case on the fact of poisoning of Alexey Navalny. Germany can not investigate the Navalny case because it is outside its jurisdiction.
On September 23, Bulgaria ordered two Russian diplomats to leave the capital city, Sophia, within 72 hours. The Kremlin made a statement that there will be retaliation for such actions. Additionally, Russia says the move damages the relationship between the two countries.
On September 22, many world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and American President Donald Trump, gave speeches to the United Nations using online technology. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the UN had an option for a virtual interaction.
A public discussion has begun in Russia on the draft legal act on amendments to the federal law “on information, information technologies and information protection,” developed by the Russian Ministry of Digital Development, Communications, and Mass Communications.
Russian president Vladimir Putin and the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, held an official meeting in Sochi on Monday. The closed talks between the presidents of the two nations lasted almost five hours. Lukashenko’s visit to Sochi brought a lot of attention, not only from the former Soviet Bloc but also the West.
Belarusians aren’t giving up just yet. Their rallying call remains one, Lukashenko must go!! For the fifth consecutive Sunday, the streets of Belarus’s major cities have been flooded with a sea of demonstrators in their tens of thousands demanding the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko.
There have been a lot of changes happening in Russia and Belarus. Within the past six years, these developments include the annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the amendments to the Russian Constitution. At present, the protests and tumultuous political situation as a whole are of concern.
The Russian opposition politician Alexéi Navalny, who is currently undergoing medication in Germany on alleged poisoning, is reportedly responding well to medication. The German doctors treating Navalny at Berlin’s Charite Hospital have announced today that he has come out of the induced coma.
US President Donald Trump on Friday while addressing a press conference announced that The United States intends to look “very seriously” at the case of the possible poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny. “It’s tragic. It’s terrible, it shouldn’t happen. We haven’t had any proof yet, but I will take a look,” Trump said.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says he has solid proof to the effect that the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny was merely ”stage-managed” by Western powers as a way of discouraging Russian President Vladimir Putin from getting involved into Belarus’ affairs.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny’s poisoning case was an “attempt to murder using nerve agents,” and said she hoped that Russia would clarify its position. Navalny was sent to Berlin for treatment after a sudden illness in Russia in mid-August.
The foreign ministers of the European Union countries reached an agreement on the possibility of imposing sanctions on officials in Belarus, rejecting the results of the presidential elections, and calling for Moscow not to intervene. While Merkel tried unsuccessfully to contact Alexander Lukashenko.
Alexei Navalny, one of Vladimir Putin’s most famous politicians and critics, was transferred from a Siberian city to Berlin to continue his treatment. Navalny was taken to the hospital during a domestic flight due to complications from possible poisoning. According to Reuters, the plane carrying Alexei Navalny and his companions landed at Berlin Airport this Saturday morning (August 22nd).
Alexei Navalny remains in a coma. According to Navalny’s press secretary, Kira Yarmysh, Navalny was unconscious after being poisoned and the plane on which he was flying had to make an emergency landing at the Omsk airport. He was taken to the local hospital.
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation made an official proposal to classify information about the defense sector, which is not a state secret, as confidential, and make it an official secret. This is according to the draft of the military department to amend the law “on defense.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin has claimed that his scientists have prepared a vaccine that is effective against the coronavirus. Addressing government ministers on Tuesday, he said, “as far as I know, a vaccine against a new coronavirus infection has been registered this morning, for the first time in the world.”
The presidential election in Belarus is done. The winner, as expected, is Alexander Lukashenko. At the same time, he is making crucial mistakes already. The mistakes can be very expensive, and, at least hypothetically, could become the basis for the fall of the Lukashenko regime.
The Indian Foreign Ministry has said that Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit India in October, and during his proposed visit, there are likely to be many high-level agreements between India and Russia. News sources said that there is a long list of high-level talks between the two countries in the coming months.
The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Alexander Lukashenko has been in power in Belarus since then (predating the office of President). In the post Soviet era, Lukashenko was an example for Russians. He is the only leader that maintained social guarantees and benefits in the modern times.
The Kremlin has proposed to remove Wikipedia from Russia. According to the suggestion, Wikipedia is not sufficiently corresponding to the ideological course of the United Russia Party and the government. It is suggested to replace Wikipedia with a digital equivalent of the Great Russian encyclopedia.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday dismissed Sergei Furgal, the governor of Khabarovsk, in the Far East of the country. The decision came two weeks after Furgal, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), was arrested, accused of having been involved in a murder.
The recent Russian constitutional amendments that give leeway for President Vladimir Putin to remain in power for another 16 years have created some sort of backlash amongst a section of Russians towards the president. This sentiment is seemingly spreading throughout Russia fast and furiously.
Large-scale protests continued in the Far Eastern Russian province of Khabarovsk, with people demanding the release of Sergei Furgal, the popular governor arrested for homicide. People gathered in other cities across the province, adjacent to China across the Heilongjiang River.
Wednesday produced a big victory for Vladimir Putin. After counting more than 98 percent of the vote, a majority of Russians voted in favor of the proposed changes to the country’s constitution. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has said he does not recognize the results of the referendum and will protest.
Russian voters have approved, by a large majority, the constitutional amendments that allow President Vladimir Putin to run for two additional terms, according to the first results of the referendum. This package of constitutional amendments allows, among other measures, Putin to extend his presence in the Kremlin until 2036.
The Russian intelligence service offered bounties to Taliban fighters to kill coalition forces, including US soldiers, in Afghanistan. The information is courtesy of U.S. officials who sought anonymity, as reported by the New York Times. The information has not been confirmed from an official team.
On July 1st, Russian citizens will go to vote on the amendments to the Russian Constitution proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The ballot will include only yes or no questions. However, the details of the changes are not provided for the voters on the day of the vote.
Dmitry Medvedev penned a new article recently titled “On the Mountain.” The article is the view of Russian future. Medvedev openly warns readers not to think that he left politics, and took the new post, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council, quietly. He says he doesn’t belong in the circle of those who determine policy.
A new documentary called “Russia, Kremlin, Putin” aired on Russia-1 TV channel on Sunday, mostly about Russian President Vladimir Putin. The documentary was a compilation of Putin’s interviews from the past to the present, including statements and artifacts that have never been seen before.